Center for Victims of Torture
CVT International Services works in areas where conflict and torture has resulted in widespread devastation of the community. When political violence intentionally destroys a community, the society itself must heal before peace and democracy can flourish. Healing survivors of torture and war trauma is integral to the process or rebuilding. CVT International Services provides mental health services in an effective, efficient and sustainable manner so that survivors of torture and trauma can resume their life. CVT targets those communities with high numbers of survivors and few sources of help such as in post conflict or refugee camp situations. While working directly with survivors, CVT is also helping build the infrastructure to meet the mental health needs beyond the tenure of this project.